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Last Update: Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003

Note: This is a new section that we'll expand in the future. Pages will launch into a new browser.


Recent Additions to This Section
(This section features sites added to the page in the last few weeks.
Each link is cross-referenced on the page in its proper category.)

OtherTimelines.com
A chance to rewrite history, giving the user the chance to write their own scenarios and sequels to historical events. Example: What would have happened had JFK not been killed?

HistoryLink
An encyclopedic history of Seattle and surrounding communities. The site contains sourced essays, photo features and a detailed timeline of regional history, including live webcam footage of the WTO riots.

Sonic Memorial Project
An open archive on the history of the World Trade Center.

NPR: Middle East Conflict
A seven-part series on the history of the Palestinian and Israeli conflict

Poynter.org: Journalism History Links
Great resource for researching term papers.

World History Compass
Explore by topic, geographic region or categories such as math and medicine.

Black Baseball History


History and Politics Out Loud
A database of famous political speeches, including John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Winston Churchill and Richard Nixon. Search by speech title, speaker's name or date. Note: Your browser may need plug-ins to hear the audio.

Event Calendar Notice
A dynamite tool for journalists, this site provides advance (90-day) notice of various anniversaries -- such as birthdays of famous people and anniversaries of major historical events, plus links to information.

National Archives and Records Administration
Look up just about anything on this government-run database.

National Museum of American History
Part of the Smithsonian Institute, the site offers collections, research and a timeline. A commercial site with some research uses.

American History Site

Library of Congress: A Century of Law Making
Annals of the House and Senate, bills and resolutions.

Who, What, When Database
A cool tool that allows you to quickly search historical timelines.

American Family Immigration History Center
A cool database that helps you trace immigration through NYC. Example: Enter the name of a passenger who came to America through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1924.

Constitution Facts
This site provides insights into the men who wrote the Constitution and how it's been interpreted over the years.

HistoryBuff.com
Stories, facts and audio from famous moments in history. Good quick-reference tool.

America's Exhibit Hall
National Archives and Records Administration allows you to access some of the great treasures of America's history.

American Built
American Memory exhibit documents achievements in architecture, engineering, and design in the USA.

HistoryWorld
This interactive resource offers a vast array of tools designed to "make history make sense."

Time Capsule
Type in your birthdate and get a digest of news headlines, top song titles and other timely factoids covering that era.

National Digital Library
Detailed multimedia presentations on significant historical events provide access to the highlights of the collections at the Library of Congress.

World History Compass
Explore by topic, geographic region or categories such as math and medicine.

Poynter.org: Journalism History Links
Great resource for researching term papers.

OtherTimelines.com
A chance to rewrite history, giving the user the chance to write their own scenarios and sequels to historical events. Example: What would have happened had JFK not been killed?

The Avalon Project
Yale Law School site that offers digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government.

Presidents of the United States

Sonic Memorial Project
An open archive on the history of the World Trade Center.

Past Inaugural Addresses

Presidential Libraries

Library of Congress: The Lincoln Papers

Library of Congress: American Memory

EyeWitness
Discover the past through narratives and first-hand sources.

Internet History
The Internet Society offers some authoritative pieces on Internet history. The site also chronicles current net-related issues.

Conversations With History
UC Berkeley site provides "lively and unedited interviews, distinguished men and women from all over the world talk about their lives and their work."

HistoryLink
An encyclopedic history of Seattle and surrounding communities. The site contains sourced essays, photo features and a detailed timeline of regional history, including live webcam footage of the WTO riots.

Museum Gateway
A guide to news on museums and galleries throughout the UK, including info on exhibitions and openings.

Women's History Museum
National Museum of Women's History offers an online tour of the political culture and imagery of American suffrage.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation
Site features 11 most endangered historic places, encompassing Urban districts, sports arenas and Native American landmarks.

Independence Day History
Links to historic documents and Web sites from The Poynter Institute.

National Japanese American Memorial Foundation Resource Page
Provides links to other sites relating to Japanese Americans-from Asian American links to Internment camp resources.

NPR: Middle East Conflict
A seven-part series on the history of the Palestinian and Israeli conflict

Roots Web
Provides a listing of searchable indexes for family history as well as a listing of federal and state resources, such as the Social Security Death Index (SSDI).

MyTrees.com
This site allows you to search other popular sites simultaneously for family names which are then returned in alphabetical order.

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
Find out who said it.

Center for History and New Media
George Mason University site offers links to other history sites, other history departments and more.

Horus' History Links
Web tools, history indexes, reference directories and more from Cal State Riverside.

Internet Resources in History
This site isn't updated often, but it has some great links to Political Science Resources, Government and Non-Profit Sites, International Studies and International Sites.

EyeWitness First Person History

Future Just Just Happened BBC Site

Library of Congress American Memory Project
A great source of American history data.

New York Times "On This Day ..." Library
Lists a couple famous events from the current day of the month.

AmericanHistory.com

American Revolution

Veterans National Archives

Archives and Museum Info.

Archives of Canada

Current History

History Happens (U.S. History)

Hyper History Online
More than 3,000 pages of historical facts. Very cool site.

Guggenheim.com
Online exhibits of art, etc.

Shattered! 50 Years of Silence
An informative site about the Romanian Holocaust.

Poynter: History for Your Rough Draft
Tips and resources for giving stories more historical depth.

History of Religion

History Place

Hyper History

Links to the Past

Living History

Moment in Time
NPR radio show's site offers transcripts, audio and a daily history list.

U.S. History

Vietnam War History

Virtual Jamestown

A Curriculum of United States Labor History for Teachers
Sponsored by the Illinois Labor History Society, this site offers a decade-by-decade chronology of labor history.

History of the United States Capitol
The site's described as "a chronicle of design, construction, and politics.

Military History Encyclopedia
Reference for wars, individuals, weapons, concepts behind the wars, etc.

Urban Legends Reference Pages
Think a story or tip might be made up? Use this page to search for some urban legends.

Biography.com
The TV show on A&E has a database of bios on famous people. Good for fact-checking.

The History Channel
A good fact-checking database from the TV network.

TheCommunity.com Peacemakers Speak Site
Seventeen living Nobel Peace Prize winners issue statements on 9-11.

Historic Government Publications from World War II [.pdf]
This new site from Southern Methodist University boasts more than 200 government documents from World War II.

Annenberg's Biography of America
Site is organized by different industrial and cultural eras. It accompanies the video series and telecourse.

Stanford Women's Legal History Biography Project
Bios of 100 prominent women in the legal industry.

Rosetta Project
Archive of lost languages, pronunciation guides and writing samples.

Conelrad.com
A historical site dedicated to the cold war.

National Geographic Underground Railroad
Convert English to several comic dialects. Hilarious.

UK: Cold War History

CNN's Mideast 101
Stories and video backgrounding the Mideast conflict. Great history and quick-reference resource that should come in handy for fact-checking. Includes a timeline, maps, refugee locator, list of key players, etc.

CNN.com: Israeli-Palestine Links
A list of about 20 key Web sites.

American Journalism Historians Assn.
The site has a strong links page.

Women In World History Curriculum

American Women's History: A Research Guide

American Women's History: A Research Guide

Internet Women's History Sourcebook

About.com's Women?s History Month Special

NWHP: Women's History Month

Women in Journalism Oral History Project

Smithsonian Institute: History of Disability Rights Movement

Disability History Museum

Disability Social History Project

C-SPAN: The Nixon Tapes
An archive of what went on in the White House during the Richard Nixon years.

The British Museum: Currency History

Encyclopedia Titanica: Titanic Research
A wealth of historical information, including passenger lists, crew bios, survivors, deckplans, articles and more.

Occultopedia: Encyclopedia of Occult Sciences and Knowledge
An A to Z encyclopedia of metaphysical, curious and supernatural people, things, practices and events; an online treasury of unusual and occult knowledge and information.

Salem Witch Trials Archive
History of the trials, including maps, transcripts, bios of notable people, etc.

Noble Sanctuary/Temple Mount Guide
This online guide is a tour of what's called the Temple Mount by Jews, the Noble Sanctuary by Muslims.

Black Baseball History

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